How the EU Covenant of Mayors and Climate Adapt strengthen local Climate policy-making

A Case Study of the City of Bruges

Research Paper by Bram De Botselier




A case study of Bruges finds that the Covenant of Mayors has been successful in putting climate policy on the local political agenda and in encouraging the drafting of climate plans. However, the Covenant and Climate-ADAPT lack the means to address the often practical concerns of local policy makers, which hinders the adoption and implementation of specific climate measures.